Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty
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Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty

Part No. 215127 Warranty  

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The fan clutch is the component of the cooling system that varies the fan speed to meet the cooling needs of the engine. The fan clutch provides high airflow volume and, by only operating the fan as needed, promotes good fuel economy. Imperial fan clutches are designed to meet OE performance specifications.

Product Features:
  • Imperial Premium Fan Clutch
  • 7" thermal heavy-duty
  • Designed, tested and built by application
  • OE performance, fit and appearance
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Bolt Hole Quantity:4
Bolt Hole Size:0.3125 in
Bolt/Nut Type:STANDARD
Fan Bolt Circle:3.25 in
Fan Mount Height:2.965 in
Heavy Duty:No
Mounting Hardware Included:No
OE Replacement:No
Overall Height:2.965 in
Pilot Depth:0.7 in
Pilot Shaft Diameter/Thread Size:1.5 in
Rotation:REV
Shaft Nut Size:1.44 in
Thermostatic:Yes
Thread Size/Diameter:1.5 in
Type:7ö THERMAL HEAVY DUTY

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ImperialFan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (8)
    • Everyday driving (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Does want is suppos to do, cool my truck

    By PC

    from VAB, VA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

      Works good

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Engine overheating problem solver.

      By Mr Freeze

      from Barrington Hills, IL

      About Me 100 Mile Daily Commuter, Auto Enthusiast

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Lightweight
      • Re-energizes Cooling Syst

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

      The fan clutch is the most overlooked component when diagnosing engine overheating and air-conditioning problems. Had issues with Dodge Durango 4.7 running hot and watching the temperature gauge creeping ever so higher at continual highway speeds. Along with the air-conditioning becoming less effective over time because less air passes throught the condenser coil and radiator. Being in the HVAC business, the first thing I checked was the fan clutch. Replaced it and problem solved. Engine runs cool and air-conditioning is awesome. Wheather it's 60 degees or 100 degrees outside, enging runs at close to the same temperature all the time. As long as your replacing the fan clutch, it's a good idea to flush the radiator and engine and check the hoses. A worn fan clutch can also cause premature wear on the transmission and power steering because often the fan also cools those components as well.

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      5.0

      5 stars

      By Andrew Sadeo

      from NY

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

        Super duty! Keeps my engine cool and prevents overheating.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works as advertised.

        By DIY

        from Home

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

            Works like it is suppose to for a 2000 Dodge Dakota.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Performance, Easy Installation

            By Dakota Mike

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

              The fan clutch was easy to install on my vehicle, however finding the necessary tools to remove the fan clutch assembly from the water pump was a different story. You can use a large adjustable wrench, or rent a tool, to break the nut loose from the water pump, however you also need a tool to hold the water pump pulley while you break the nut loose. That tool was nowhere to be found. If auto parts stores are going to sell parts that require specialty tools you would think they would also have the tools to allow you to do the job properly without having to improvise. ALL auto parts stores get a BIG thumbs down in that regard. I ended up having to buy a $50 pulley hold tool online to complete the job.

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              (11 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Do these go bad?

              By gasman

              from Lexington, SC

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Not same as OE part

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

              I read that it was recommended to replace the fan clutch when you change the water pump. So I bought the clutch, but the one I removed didn't seem to be bad at all. With 105k miles on my truck, it wouldn't hurt to change it anyway. The nut that attaches it to the water pump was not as deep as original (approx. 1/2"), and that moved the fan closer to the engine. However, there were no clearance issues once installed.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Do-It-Yourself

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              (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easy replacement and perfect fit

              By 69barracuda

              from Marion Tx

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

                After watching a couple U tube videos fan clutch was not hard to remove. Air chisel worked liked a charm. No need for any special wrenches.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Truck Enthusiast

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                (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Fits correctly, but noisy

                By Mike

                from Kansaas City, Mo

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Noisy at startup

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

                I purchased this as a replacement for my factory installed unit that has 138k mikes of service. Hope to get that type of life from this one. At startup this clutch is engaged and causes the fan to make a lot of noise as you take off. It does engage after a couple minutes of running and the fan quietes down. Other wise is direct replacement. Be sure to have the spanner wrench to hold the pump pulley. My store did not rent this item, but I was able to make one from a steel bar and three bolts for less than $6.

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                • Auto Enthusiast

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                (14 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By bigshot

                from Vicksburg, Ms.

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Comments about Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

                Normal replacement

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                • Q:

                  i may need to replace my clutch fan on my 1999 dodge dakota 3.9 is there a tool to uninstall?
                  Asked on 12/18/2013 by lou from hammond in.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Lou, great question! Pop the hood. Unbolt the fan shroud from the core support using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Move it out of the way so you can access the fan. Set the pry bar on the water pump pulley, just behind the engine fan. Set the pry bar between two of the bolts on the pulley to hold it steady and stop it from turning. Attempt to turn the fan by hand to make sure the pry bar is holding the pump steady. Remove the hex-head bolt behind the fan using an open-end wrench. Turn it off of the pulley, then lift the fan and clutch out of the engine. Unbolt the fan from the clutch using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.

                    Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  i may need to replace my clutch fan is there a tool to uninstall?
                  Asked on 12/18/2013 by lou from hammond in.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Lou, great question! For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                    Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  the nut on the clutch fan that go's on the water pump is it right hand or left hand. LES
                  Asked on 9/30/2013 by more or les from ocklawaha fl 32179

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi More or Less, For any further assistance regarding the Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty (Part No. 215127), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 10/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  After installing mine never seems to disengage noisy at all rpms
                  Asked on 4/13/2013 by Dan from Akron ohio

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    With reference to your inquiry on the Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty - Part No. 215127 the fan will rotate constantly regardless. The clutch engages and locks the blade to it so that it spins faster than normal the hotter that it gets. The only time that your fan will not spin is when the motor is off. However if the rotation is noisy you will have to check the fan clutch again as it might be defective. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 4/15/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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